Annual Fall Retreat

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At this year's Fall Retreat, we will share some of Seattle’s stories. We will explore the relationships linking urban and rural areas. We will consider the role of cities in nurturing connections, fostering equity and sustainability, and leading the way to the world we want.

As this year marks EGA’s 30th anniversary, we will celebrate our progress, acknowledge our failures and fears, and lean into our hopes for the next 30 years. We will break bread, and we will dance. But mostly we will gear up. If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that the future remains unwritten. Let’s write the future we want.

Please take a moment to peruse the draft agenda on the sidebar. While there are many highlights to point out already, one of the most exciting pieces is our confirmed lineup of featured speakers. Former UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, Youth activist Aji Piper, climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, pediatrician + nature champion Dr. Nooshin Razani, Seattle-based social justice/nonprofit blogger Vu Le, and former Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo are among those confirmed to join us.

Also, be sure to take a look at the many fantastic concurrent sessions, dinners, field trips and excursions that are already well into the planning process. Once you’ve seen what we already have in store, we recommend that you register and book your stay at the Motif Seattle ASAP.

We look forward to listening, learning, and having fun with you and the whole EGA community in Seattle!

Friday, August 11th: Cutoff for group rate at the Seattle Motif, and deadline for early-bird registration.

Lodging Reservations at the Motif Seattle:

SeaTac Airport ground transportation to Motif:

We have setup a discount with SpeediShuttle to provide transportation for our Retreat attendees from the airport to the hotel. Click here to reserve space. This is shared ride transportation at the rate of $15.99 one way, $30.38 round trip, with a 10% discount on return leg when booked together. Guests with pre-arranged arrival reservations are met in SeaTac's baggage claim area by an agent holding a tablet with the name "EGA Fall Retreat".

SoundTransit Light Rail also has a direct route from SeaTac Airport to the Westlake station and then a 5 minute walk to the hotel. 

For all questions about logistics or registration contact: